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Old 11-06-2013, 07:31 PM   #586
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Damn, John.... sorry to hear! Need someone to ride your bike in the mean time?
My sons already calling about it!!
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:41 AM   #587
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What a DAY! I ended up with over 320 miles on the bike... around 14 hours of riding and several high mountain passes crossed. We (Ben on the XRR and I) rode from GJ (picked up ColoST on a BMW in Delta) and on to Red Mountain Pass, where we split off at Corkscrew Gulch over California Pass, down to Animas Forks, up and over Cinnamon Pass to Lake City for lunch at Poker Alice. After lunch we headed up Engineer Pass and down the Alpine Loop and on home!

I've been trying to deal with the riders depression that is Winter... decided to make a slideshow from one of this Summer's day rides, using pics from the trip. It was a good distraction...

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Old 12-15-2013, 03:09 PM   #588
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:48 PM   #589
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I hear you! Wish I had more...
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:04 PM   #590
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Greg, I'm thinking 2014 is a black bear/Imogene year. You down?
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:11 PM   #591
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Greg, I'm thinking 2014 is a black bear/Imogene year. You down?
I'm game... but I did go back a few weeks after our ride and did them both.

It makes for a great day ride, I had a ton of fun... and I'd love to do it again.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:55 AM   #592
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I also have a buddy coming down from Washington this spring who wants to ride his klr around Moab. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:12 PM   #593
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I also have a buddy coming down from Washington this spring who wants to ride his klr around Moab. Any suggestions?
Get a better bike! Just kidding!

The White Rim trail is a fantastic day ride that the KLR will do very well upon. Lockhart Basin is another; of course Kokopelli Trail. Gemini Bridges and Metal Masher are also good. Chicken Corners is super easy.
I'd avoid Poison Spider/Gold Bar/Gold Spike and Rusty Nail. Also avoid Kane Creek- mostly because of the sand;

There's a lot of riding for the KLR in Moab. You guys won't be disappointed or bored!
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:00 PM   #594
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Get a better bike! Just kidding!

The White Rim trail is a fantastic day ride that the KLR will do very well upon. Lockhart Basin is another; of course Kokopelli Trail. Gemini Bridges and Metal Masher are also good. Chicken Corners is super easy.
I'd avoid Poison Spider/Gold Bar/Gold Spike and Rusty Nail. Also avoid Kane Creek- mostly because of the sand;

There's a lot of riding for the KLR in Moab. You guys won't be disappointed or bored!

I'll be riding my xr650r but I suck on the dirt (Greg can attest to this) so easy trails with scenery are best.
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I'll be riding my xr650r but I suck on the dirt (Greg can attest to this) so easy trails with scenery are best.
In that case, Metal Masher would be only the trail I suggested that might be a problem. Otherwise, the trails I mentioned are scenic and easy- especially White Rim. Definitely avoid the trails I said to avoid.

Good luck and have fun.
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:39 PM   #596
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Mr Unaweep. Any plans on upgrading to the new 1190KTM?
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Get a better bike! Just kidding!

The White Rim trail is a fantastic day ride that the KLR will do very well upon. Lockhart Basin is another; of course Kokopelli Trail. Gemini Bridges and Metal Masher are also good. Chicken Corners is super easy.
I'd avoid Poison Spider/Gold Bar/Gold Spike and Rusty Nail. Also avoid Kane Creek- mostly because of the sand;

There's a lot of riding for the KLR in Moab. You guys won't be disappointed or bored!
x2!

There is so much to ride for a big Thumper around Moab, but I totally agree with Unaweep. The White Rim trail is probably one of the most epic dual sport rides around Moab, Lockhart is 2nd and has a few challenging parts. Riding up Onion Creek and into the La Sals is something everyone needs to experience, etc. There are so many options... I'd be more than happy to help with putting together a ride and joining you guys for a long weekend in Moab!
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x2!

There is so much to ride for a big Thumper around Moab, but I totally agree with Unaweep. The White Rim trail is probably one of the most epic dual sport rides around Moab, Lockhart is 2nd and has a few challenging parts. Riding up Onion Creek and into the La Sals is something everyone needs to experience, etc. There are so many options... I'd be more than happy to help with putting together a ride and joining you guys for a long weekend in Moab!
Greg, as soon as I get some dates together I'll let you know!! I'm sure my friend is much more capable off road than I am but he will be fully loaded on his klr.
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:13 PM   #599
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Greg, as soon as I get some dates together I'll let you know!! I'm sure my friend is much more capable off road than I am but he will be fully loaded on his klr.
Sounds good, keep me posted as time gets closer! I need to ride my 690 more this next year, it got neglected this year.
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Sounds good, keep me posted as time gets closer! I need to ride my 690 more this next year, it got neglected this year.
Sounds like great fun! Got room for one more?
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